AN: I do not own the Teen Titans, for if I did I would never let it go off the air!
Chapter 1: The Dream
He seemed to be standing in an empty room, and yet it was not a room at all. The air was cool, so cool that he could see a mist surrounding him. But he was not afraid. He had a small smile on his face as he saw her come near him. Her violet hair flowing as if in slow motion as she moved towards him. Her dark purple eyes glistening softly. She had a smile of her own, but it was soft and seducing. She reached him and wrapped her arms around his neck and back. Instinctively he wrapped his own arms around her and pulled her close. She immediately placed her lips upon his and slipped her tongue into his mouth. He kissed her back and felt all over her voluptuous body. He memorized every curve on her petite body. He suddenly found himself lying on the ground with her crawling up him.
"Do you want me?" she asked in a seductive whisper.
"Yes," he said back. She smiled and went to place her lips on his again.
Beast Boy suddenly opened his eyes and sat up. His heart was racing and he felt quite flustered. His room was dark and he could see the moon still in the sky from his window. He ran his fingers through his hair, which was moist with his own perspiration.
As he turned the bathroom light on, he winced with pain. The light was so bright that he could feel his poor pupils shrinking. He felt his way over to the toilet and relieved his strained bladder. Once he was done he went to the mirror and looked at himself. His eyes were puffy and his hair horribly askew. He was only in his boxers and a wifebeater. He splashed his face with water to clear his mind and then went back to his room.
He crawled back into his bed and turned his pillow over. He laid his head down on the cool pillow and thought about the dream. It was probably the weirdest dream he had ever had. Not because of what was happening, he had had plenty of those dreams, it was who it was happening with. He was positive that it was Raven. That confused him horribly. Why the hell would he have had a passionate, lust filled dream about Raven?
He did not fall asleep for an hour, what with all the thinking he was doing. When he did fall back to sleep he did not dream again. In fact, it was one of those nights when you close your eyes when it's night and when you opening them up, it's morning, as if it was a second later.
He felt as if he had not gotten enough sleep and did his best to sleep in, but it was already eleven o'clock in the morning and he knew that someone would be around to get him out of bed at any moment. He rolled out of his bunk and threw on a pair of pants and a tee shirt that he picked up off of his floor. He grabbed a brush that he kept on the bottom bunk and did his best to tame his grass green hair. He did a couple jumping jacks, stretched once more, and then headed off to the common room.
Cyborg sat on the couch flipping through the channels. One of his arms was draped over the back of the couch and he seemed quite bored. Other than him, there was only one other person in the room. Raven. She sat in her usual place doing her usual thing; reading a book on God knows what. The moment he saw her he looked away and decided it would be better if he just avoided her for a while. He knew she wouldn't complain.
He sat down and poured himself a bowl of cereal. He watched the constantly changing television. Cyborg finally decided on a channel and put the remote down. Beast Boy did his best to keep his attention on the television, but he occasionally found himself looking over to Raven. She was in a pair of gray sweat pants and a black tee shirt that hugged her. Her short violet hair was draped in her face, long in the front and growing shorter towards the back. Her face was placid, as it usually was. He didn't want to, but there were a couple of questions he had. Why was Raven in his dream? What could possibly be so attractive about Raven? Why did it feel so good in the dream? Why was he acting so queer around her now? Nothing had changed between them.
Raven looked up from her book just in time to catch Beast Boy's eyes peering over at her. She could feel the different emotions running through him and this alerted her immediately. When Beast Boy saw her look up he had tried to look away nonchalantly, but he knew that he had been caught.
"Are you okay?" asked Raven cocking an eyebrow.
"What? Uh, yeah, I'm fine," said Beast Boy quickly. "Why do you ask?"
"No reason," said Raven looking back down at her book. If he didn't want to tell her what was wrong she wasn't about to pry. If she let him, she was sure he would talk to her about nonsense for hours.
Beast Boy was glad that she didn't ask any more questions. He had forgotten that she could feel others emotions and decided to get out of there. The more he thought about things, the more she would feel. He didn't want anyone to know about the dream, ever. He picked up his empty bowl, placed it in the sink, and headed to the tower's gym to work out for a while.
He made his way around the gym, using everything for a few minutes each. He liked to work up a good sweat, that way he had an excuse to loaf around the tower for the rest of the day. He also made sure to do all of his exercising in human form, that way he wasn't cheating. He hadn't been working the punching bag for three minutes when he heard the doors open and someone else enter. He expected it to be Robin, who always seemed to be in there when he wasn't with Starfire. He turned and was surprised to see Raven enter. She was now in a pair of gray shorts and a snug white tee shirt. She looked at him for a second and then made her way over to the treadmill.
"Hello," she said dryly.
"Uh, hey," said Beast Boy back. He certainly hadn't expected her to show up and he was almost angry. He had been trying to get away from her and here she was, doing something she usually never did. Well, that's not true. She always ran on the treadmill at least once a day for an hour or so. She just did it when no one else was around. Beast Boy realized that she wasn't intruding on him, he was intruding on her gym time.
He quickly decided to get out of there. He knew that if he didn't retreat soon she would pick up on his awkward feelings. Raven barely took notice as Beast Boy "casually" left the gym to take a shower. The last thing he needed to see was Raven bouncing up and down on a treadmill, getting hotter and sweatier with every step. He was glad he thought about all this when he was out of the gym and out of Ravens emotional range. Or so, he thought.
After his shower, Beast Boy went to play video games with Cyborg for a while. This was something Cyborg never turned down, no matter what other plans he might have had. Robin and Starfire finally appeared. They had been at the mall and then went to see a movie. They were such a cute couple. A little too cute for the other Titans who tried to ignore the two when they were together.
They played for two hours before both of their eyes were burning and Cyborg finally won. Beast Boy was not one to accept defeat graciously; and so there came a half an hour of ranting and raving.
"Well you have all the advantages!" said Beast Boy throwing his controller.
"Say what? What advantages?" asked Cyborg.
"You don't need to worry about your thumbs getting tired, you can move your fingers five times faster than me, and your brain works like a computer," said Beast Boy counting on his fingers. "How the hell am I supposed to beat you? It's unfair!"
"The only advantage I have on you is that I'm a better video game player," said Cyborg coolly. "I don't use any of my technological advances when I play video games, because I don't have to."
"Yeah right!" said Beast Boy standing up. "How can I trust that? You could fix the entire game if you wanted to and I would never know. I don't even know why I play video games against you. It's pointless when there's no possible way for me to beat you!"
Cyborg turned his hearing off and Beast Boy finally decided to give up. He rubbed his eyes and headed off to his room. He passed by Starfire and Robin who were heading towards to the couch. They gave him a smile, but Beast Boy only grumbled and continued on his way. They knew to leave Beast Boy alone after he lost a video game to Cyborg.
He wasn't really all that upset; he just loved to put on that show for his friends. He smiled to himself as he made his way down the hall. Suddenly, the bathroom door opened a few feet in front of him and Raven emerged, a cloud of steam pushing her out. She was in a dark blue robe and a towel was wrapped around her soaking wet hair. Beast Boy felt his heart jump. He cursed her for jumping out at him all that day. He just couldn't seem to get away from her. She made eye contact with Beast Boy for a second, but then went to her room.
Beast Boy practically ran to his room. At least there he knew he would be safe from her. He turned on some music and lay on his bed for a while. He closed his eyes and mouthed the words to the songs. It was the best way for him to clear his mind.
Through the mega bass of his stereo he heard a faint tapping. He sat up and waited for a second to see if he could hear it again. He did and he wondered if it was his stereo. He turned the volume down and heard the tapping a little louder; and coming from his door. He paused the music and went to the door. He slid it open and who should be on the other side but Raven.
'Jesus Christ! I can't get away from her!' he screamed in his head.
"Yes?" he asked, his voice slightly cracking.
"What's going on with you?" she asked.
"What do you mean?" he asked after a slight pause.
"You've been acting weird around me all day today," said Raven crossing her arms. She was in her normal suit now; the black leotard and dark blue cloak. Over the years the others had changed their costumes slightly, but not her. She was just fine with what she had.
"No I haven't," lied Beast Boy.
"Oh really?" she asked and raised an eyebrow. "Well how come every time you've been near me I can feel you grow all nervous and twitchy? When you got up you were staring at me while I was reading, when I went for my run you got all awkward, and when I came out of the bathroom your heart was racing. So what's going on?"
Beast Boy hadn't been prepared for this. He didn't know what to say. He couldn't deny any of it now, she knew everything. He just stood there, silently, for a few awkward seconds. Raven waited patiently for him to answer.